Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Follow-ups - The Ankle continued ...

Just returned from my ankle follow up. Turns out the technical term for my problem was an avulsion fracture. Usually the recommended treatment is surgery. So far, I've avoided that. It's as good as it's going to get and I only need to return when I get tired of the pain.

I haven't been overdoing it except during Easter prep. Yeah. But it does feel better. I looked on line for recovery for this type of injury/surgery. Nope. Going to try and make it through.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Too-Too Thursday - Life Takes Over Again

I thought once Easter was over things would quiet down a bit. Not so. DH and I have been doing a lot of running around lately. Seems like we are making up for all that time I had to sit on my butt with my ankle elevated. Feels good to get out though. And the weather has been so nice, I love it!

I really only hate one season, and that is of course, Winter. I hate the cold, the dreariness and everything turning grey or brown or yellow. That is one of the reasons we planted a lot of evergreens around our lot.

Hope you all are getting better weather!

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Wow! That Was a Busy Week!

Therapy ended none to soon, since last week I was busy with chores, shopping, baking and cooking. First of all, this was my first grocery shopping since February 16th, when I missed that step and broke my ankle. Then it was time to clean a house that hadn't really been cleaned in those 6+ weeks. Hubby and I have decided we have to really break it down into smaller chores, and that worked.

Thursday, I baked muffins - using my sour cream coffee cake recipe. OMG! They were good. Friday, I made stuffed cabbage. Saturday, I finished the rest of the cooking with Older Daughter's help, and we celebrated Easter dinner. Sunday morning, we had breakfast and an egg hunt with the six-year-old. I really had a lot of fun and so did he.

This holiday, OD hosted her younger sister, her man and son and puppy at her house. I can't tell you how grateful I was for that. Besides, it gave the "sissers" time to visit.

I hope you all had a good weekend!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Progress of a Sort

Things are more or less getting back to normal. I've been in cleaning mode for the last few days getting ready for Easter. Not much got done while I was "resting" the ankle, so its a mad dash. Add in doctor and dentist appointments, it makes for a busy week.

Today is older daughter's birthday!  Happy birthday to her!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - Zimmeths

Happy 38th anniversary to my cousins (3rd) Mary & Jerry Zimmeth over in Minnesota!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

One Thing Leads to Another-The Domino Effect

My cousin and his wife went to Minster, Ohio back when it was really cold, just a couple weeks ago. They took pictures of the headstone they found of his grandfather's but couldn't locate his grandmother's. And the flat stones that said 'Mother' and 'Father' the parents of the grandparents were missing. They were there when I visited in the 1990's sometime. I have pictures of them.

My intent when cousin's wife sent me a photo of the headstone cousin took and a plot locator guide, was to scan them and link them. Unfortunately, that didn't get done before my multifunction gave up the ghost on Saturday.

However, with the new printer/scanner/copier installed, that task has been dealt with and now stands completed!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sympathy Saturday RIP Canon MX860

Saturday I tried to print a pension record for my g-g-g-g grandfather John Parker. Right in the middle of printing it suffered a hardware error. It died.  It was over 4 years old and I only paid $100 for it. It didn't seem worth it to send it for repairs.

Today, DH and I went to Staples and replaced it with an Epson Workforce 7520, which is a larger format printer. It will print on paper up to 13 x 44 inches. Be still my heart. Due to a sale, a $50 trade-in on the old printer I saved $120 on the new printer and am very happy with the setup and operation of it - since I had to replace my old multifunction with this, it also scans and copies and faxes.

RIP Canon, long live Epson.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Freaked Out Friday - Released

I hit a milestone yesterday. I finished physical therapy for the broken ankle. And, honestly,  yesterday it felt better than it has in weeks. It is still sub-par, but I can see the improvement every day. I can't tell you what a relief it is.

Today, DH and I are emptying the hot tub, scrubbing it clean and refilling it. It's a little late, due to the weather and my ankle. I am sure we'll be ready to relax in it tonight and tomorrow we can start Easter preparations!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Too-Too Thursday - Still Working on Normal

I wish I could say, now that I am in my 8th week of ankle recovery that things were back to normal. Alas, they aren't. Tuesday I had a doctor's appointment, and waiting around for an hour to see the doctor (not the orthopedic guy) didn't help. Then DH and I made a visit to Hobby Lobby. That was fun, but basically my ankle hurt for the rest of the day. And night. Gawd, I miss normalcy. And Easter is fast approaching and the house needs a good cleaning. I can't dump all that on DH. Soon, please, I want my ankle back to normal.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - Percival & Goble

On April 9, 1829 in Boone County, Kentucky, Mr. Aaron Goble wed Miss Martha Percival. It is believed by this researcher that Martha was the daughter of Timothy Percival, Jr. and Louisa Shattuck. If this is true, then she was my first cousin five times removed.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sympathy Saturday - Johann Carl Christian Klevsaat - aka John Klesert

There are many variations of the Kleesaat or Kleesart surname, and this man, my second cousin, three times removed used Klesert.

John was born in Rosenaw, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany on March 19, 1840. He was the son of Frederick Christoph Ernst Klevsaat and Christiana Sophia Louise Brahst. The family emigrated to the United States in 1857. He married Sophia Stube on December 6, 1865 in Sturgis, Michigan. He passed away on April 5, 1927 in Sturgis.

Klesert Rites Held

Funeral services were held a 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon for John Klesert, pioneer resident of Sturgis and St. Joseph County, who died Tuesday afternoon. Dr. J. W. Will officiated at the services.  L. A. Stevenson and Milo Zook sang.  Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery. Casket bearers were George and Guerney Klesert, Clarence and Charles Storms, Fred Zabel and Charles Schweder.  Out-of-town relatives who attended were Mrs. John Brast, Colon; Miss Wanda Miller, Lansing; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Watters, Battle Creek/ Clarence Burg, Albion; and Mrs. Zoe Keen of Fort Wayne.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Freaked Out Friday - Storms

I've been up since 5:30 a.m. thanks to thunderstorms, tornado watches and warnings rolling through the area. I'm not sure what woke me up, the thunder or Miss Mouse trying to get to me through a closed door. Fortunately, we made it through without any damag and no flooding.

I hate getting up that early when it isn't necessary. I have no appointments and no therapy scheduled, so the natural thing to do is sleep in. Oh well. Miss Mouse, who usually hangs out on my lap in the morning is still a little agitated and curious. She doesn't know whether to hide or look outside and see what is going on.  Maybe I will sneak into my office and do a little work.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Too-Too Thursday - Free at Last!

I am finally starting to feel like my old self sans boot.  Wednesday I probably overdid it, but I enjoyed Webinar Wednesday for Legacy Family Tree which was "7 Habits of Frugal Genealogists" by Thomas MacEntee.  Learned some great stuff and thoroughly enjoyed it.  This was followed by some shopping, dinner with older daughter and what I thought would be some time in the hot tub. Alas, lightning chased us out after five minutes.

Therapy was harder today, and so I am really tired.  Just a few things to take care of tomorrow and then I am promising myself some time in my office. It's time to take care of those piles.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - Tutt & Hensley

On April 2, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri, Miss Leslie Vivian Tutt married Mr. William Oren Hensley. She was the daughter of Jane Webb and William Presley Tutt, and my second cousin once removed.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Doctor appointment went well today. I am now out of the boot and into shoes! I can drive again. Actually, driving feels better than walking, so all is good. Just in time since it means I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn and go to dentist with hubby for his 8 am appointment AND my 9 am appointment.

I can continue with therapy, which is helping. I will say the right shoe is a little snug, as I still have swelling and discoloration. It just feels so good not to be dragging the boot around any more. 

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